TORONTO, June 21 /CNW/ - The Canadian Television Fund (CTF) is pleased to
announce it will support 19 Aboriginal-language Productions, and 10
French-language Productions Outside Quebec (FLPOQ) in the first round of
funding, through its Special Initiatives funding stream for 2007-2008.
The successful Aboriginal-language applications are from New Brunswick,
Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Quebec, including inter-provincial
co-productions from Nunavut/Ontario and Nunavut/Montreal. Thirteen
documentaries, three Variety and Performing Arts projects and three Children
and Youth productions will provide 61 hours of new, original programming.
To date, the successful FLPOQ applications are from New Brunswick,
Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia. Seven documentary projects were
selected for funding, along with one continuing series from each of the
following genres: Drama, Variety and Performing Arts, and Children and Youth.
They represent 51 hours of new, original programming. The FLPOQ stream is
still accepting applications for 2007-08 funding. The final closing date for
eligible FLPOQ applications is September 6, 2007.
"Productions funded through the Aboriginal-language and French-language
Production Outside Quebec Special Initiatives tell unique stories that are an
important part of Canadian history and culture," said CTF President Valerie
Creighton. "We were impressed with the quality of the submissions, and are
proud to fund television shows that lend a voice to communities that are often
under-represented in Canadian broadcasting."
The CTF allocates funding to eligible Canadian productions through its
Broadcaster Performance Envelopes (BPEs) and its Special Initiatives streams.
Funding for Special Initiatives include Aboriginal-language Production,
French-language Production Outside Quebec, Versioning, and Development. In
2007-2008, French-language Production Outside Quebec has a total budget of
$8.39 million, and Aboriginal-language Production has a budget of $2.9
French Language Production Outside Quebec (FLPOQ)
Title Applicant Hours Region
Children & Youth
Moitié, moitié II 4050380 Canada Inc. 10 Ontario/Other
Branché Arbre Red Letter Films Ltd. 1 British Columbia
Les Nouveaux mondes I Les Productions 7 Manitoba
(1-13) Rivard inc.
L'@mour à haute Bellefeuille Productions 1 New Brunswick
Peu importe l'âge Mozus Productions 3 New Brunswick
Violon sur le vif Cojak Productions Inc. 1 New Brunswick
La Croisée des chemins
III (27-39) 6399550 Canada Inc. 7 Ontario/Other
Justice et Médiatique Inc. 1 Toronto
Météo + II (11-26) Les Productions R. 8 Ontario/Other
Variety & Performing Arts
Pour l'amour du 513890 N.B. Inc. 13 New Brunswick
country V (66-78)
Aboriginal Language Production
Children & Youth Applicant Hours Region
Ispikison (Cree Speak) Mama-OO Pictures Ltd. 3 British Columbia
Mikuan V (46-52) K8e K8e Productions 4 Quebec/other
Wapos Bay (EPS 14-19) Wapos Bay Productions 3 Saskatchewan
Storytellers In Motion Monkey Ink Media Inc. 1 British Columbia
Finding El Dorado Storytellers in Motion 7 British Columbia
The Last Explorer Real World Films Inc. 1 British Columbia
Little Caughnawaga: Rezolution Pictures 1 Montreal
To Brooklyn and Back International Inc.
Sheila Watt-Cloutier Mushkeg Media Inc. 1 Montreal
Wabanaagig, Land of Productions Taqramiut
the Rising Sun Inc./Taqramiut Nipingat 1 Montreal
I (1-13) Inc. (TNI)
Exile Bear Paw Productions 7 New Brunswick
Shikuen (1-6) Igloolik Isuma 1 Nunavut/Montreal
Cohn Productions Inc.
Ayisiniwak ka-wicihacik Les Productions Maikan 3 Quebec/other
- People That Changed Inc.
Metcom V (53-65) Y'utthe Askiy 3 Saskatchewan
The Experimental Eskimos Metcom Productions Inc. 7 Saskatchewan
Kitohcikew Apuiti Inc./White Pine 1 Nunavut/Toronto
Atoshkewin Productions 1 Toronto
Variety & Performing Arts
The Mix (5-13) Good Medicine Media Ltd. 5 British Columbia
The New Canoe VII Aarrow Productions Inc. 7 British Columbia
Think NDN Wone Woman Works 7 British Columbia
Additional details on the successful Aboriginal-language and FLPOQ
applications will be available on the CTF website at
The Canadian Television Fund was created in 1996 as a private-public
partnership to support the production and broadcast of high-quality Canadian
television programs. Over the past ten years the CTF has contributed 2.2
billion dollars to support 4,470 productions. This has resulted in more than
23,000 hours of great television for Canadians and has triggered more than
7.4 billion dollars in production volume across the country.
For further information:
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